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Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; social issues fact sheet 17: Considering social acceptability of fuels treatmentsAuthor(s): Christine Esposito
Source: Res. Note RMRS-RN-21-17. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionWhen making decisions about fuels treatments, forest managers need to assess not only the biological impacts of a treatment, but the social impacts as well. Social acceptability is based on value judgments by people-their notions of what is "good" and what is "better." This fact sheet discusses six questions that may be useful for framing initial discussions about how to gather and analyze information related to social acceptability.
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CitationEsposito, Christine, ed. 2006. Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; social issues fact sheet 17: Considering social acceptability of fuels treatments. Res. Note RMRS-RN-21-17. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.
Keywordsfuels planning, fuels management, fire, fuels treatments, biological impact, social impact, social acceptability
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